Parents' quick start guide to our monthly book box
Depending on your child’s reading confidence, they may prefer to read some of the books together with you. We strongly believe they will get as much out of listening to you read any story as they will by reading it themselves. The aim of our book club is to get children enjoying and thinking about good books, not testing them on their reading skills.
If you think your child would benefit from switching reading groups (Parakeets, Cockatoos or Macaws), please just drop us a note at email@example.com and we'll arrange that for you.
To avoid spoilers, save the book club-style questions until you’ve finished the book. All the questions are intended to prompt discussion and there are definitely no right or wrong answers!
The activities in the pack and in our online Clubhouse (Cockatoos and Macaws only) are designed to help your child connect the story with their own experiences and prompt them to reflect on what they’ve read. But why stop there? You could plan additional activities, trips or further reading.
Our instructions caution children to be careful or ask for assistance with activities like cutting or cooking. Please ensure they are fully supervised. Similarly, we include links to our YouTube channel and other carefully selected websites in our packs and in the online Clubhouse (Cockatoos and Macaws only) and urge subscribers to follow their family’s rules around using the internet.
Our wonderful publisher partners provide a competition prize for each of our reading groups every month. Full details on how to enter can be found in each month's dispatch email, so keep an eye out!
Additionally, because we're always keen to receive photos and videos of our happy subscribers to share on our website and social media channels we're running a quarterly prize draw where every submission is an entry. One lucky winner will get 3 months of their next subscription term for free!*
*Please send in your photos and videos via email. One winner will be drawn at random and notified by email once a quarter. 3 months will be added to the winner’s subscription for free at their next renewal. Renewals will continue as normal thereafter. No cash alternative.
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We hope you and your child love the books and activities. We’d love to hear what you think!